Heritage

A rich past!

Some of the historic memoirs and artifacts from the Nizams museum reflect the opulence that was present in the time amongst the ruling dynasty and their allies. There are silver models of all the landmark buildings found in the city of Hyderabad, a  glass inlay painting of Nizam Osman Ali Khan which has a 3D effect(if you move to any side it would appear the Nizam’s glance as well as his shoes are in your direction), and a wooden writing box studded with diamonds, mother-of-pearls, as well as gold-studded daggers, caskets, silver filigree elephant with mahout, ittardans, paandaans are only a few among many that are on display.

The image is a collage of some of the popular items that are seen at the Nizam’s museum.

1. Perfume bottle container made of gold and precious stones and a gold gilded lighter presented by the Maharaja of Dholpur.

2. Diamond studded qahwa cups for coffee decoction.

3. Gold tiffin box with trays carved with flora and fauna.

4. A key, perhaps gold plated that seemed very interesting.

5. An amber walking stick with Ivory handle and Basra pearl shaped as a lady, said to be the biggest pearl in the world.

6. A  sword having a handle studded with jewels.

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